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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Ale brewed with pumpkin, yams, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena and birch bark.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - MAR 19, 2012
Wow... I had a growler of this at Stone, because they wouldn’t let me try it without going on the tour and didn’t serve it at the restaurant... Great decision.... Just about finished the growler with a buddy on the way from Escondido back to Anaheim for the Ducks game, needless to say, it was a wild game.... Deep brownish reddish in color, aroma of Autumn.... Flavor is cinnamon, yams, pumpkin, spices, caramel malts..... Delicious beer...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heminator (70) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Really unusual, but the spice background is great. You can actually smell and taste the Fenugreek. -- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle [12oz]. Three breweries collaborating on a Pumpkin beer? This should be interesting. Pours a great looking deep amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Good lacing on the glass. Nice aroma with lots there, there’s caramel malt, chocolate, pumpkin, brown sugar, light spices, citrus and more. The flavour is no slouch with sweet malt, chocolate, pumpkin, brown sugar, ginger, sarsaparilla and light piney hops. Medium bodied. What an interesting, sessionable version of the style, I loved it. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Stone Brewing in South Park: Poured a dark amber hue with a tiny formation of foam head. The aroma was phenomenal with a pure scent of herbs perhaps sage, and has an abundant aroma of roast coffee bean or strong fragrant black tea. As for the drink, a smooth and well balanced blend of unknown flavors probably due to the foreign ingredients such as fenugreek, lemon verbena, and birch bark really make this an easily quaffable beer yet a flavorful and memorable beer recipe. Although, it does come across as a little watery in the finish, it still leaves behind a roasted aftertaste and in itself is a truly unique concept.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Dark dark burnt orange, not quite opaque as you can kinda see some copper/ruby clearness around the bottom edge. Nice creamy rocky head with an aroma of birch wood, some herbal autumnal spice aroma, with just a hint of pumpkins and caramel and rye. Great clean carbonated mouthfeel, with a nice flavor presence on a medium body. Impressively big for a 5%. Flavor started herbal and woody, with some sort of sage-like spice (not in a gross way, but in an autumnal way) and some lemon and birch bark. Very faint tones of sweet potatoes, and all on a light malty background thats toasty and bready and sweet with a touch of either honey or caramel, not sure . What a delightful and unique twist on a fall pumpkin beer. Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Clear, dark copper amber with a light tan head. Starts off with a slightly vegetal aroma with cardamon and sea salt, and a little earthy wood. Really interesting vegetal flavor of pumpkin and bitter herbs, with a little allspice, ginger and cardamon. Finishes bitter and leaves that vegetal taste behind (which is a good thing here). This is a very interesting take on a pumpkin ale that isn’t like the traditional "pumpkin pie" beer (not surprising given who’s in on this collaboration), but doesn’t get so wacky that it’s no longer a pumpkin ale. Excellent fall beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Appearance is a dark amber, nearly brown with a thick head of off-white foam that leaves webby lacing as it dissolves. Aroma is relatively light, but can plainly pick up on the birch and yams. I also detect a little roasty character in here as well. Taste is interesting with the birch and yam playing nicely on one another but still letting a lemony tang come into play. I get an anise character in here as well. Palate is smooth with just a light carbonation to maintain the frothy head. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2006) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle - Toasted malts, chocolate and spices. Complex but sweet and pleasant nose much like gingerbread. Dark brown and clear with a off white head. Pumpkin, molasses and gingerbread. Mellow bitterness, a great dark pumpkin beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
La Citrueille, a 5% abv ale, was one of the more non-standard pumpkin beers I’ve tried, with one of the more esoteric list of ingredients: yams, sugar pumpkins, fenugreek, lemon verbena, rye malt (both regular and dark), brown and honey malts, C-15 dextrine malt, birch bark in the whirlpool, New Zealand Motueka hops. It was earthy and a bit herbal, and intentionally far from the pumpkin pie spice characteristics of other pumpkin beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
A lightly hazed dark brown ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, smooth molasses and dark fruits, with light ginger, orange peels, lemon touches, and licorice. In mouth, a rich bodied burned caramel malt with light licorice, treacle, light alcohol (noting the 5%), very roasted, well done.


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